Updated: 29 December 2020

Right now, I live with my girlfriend, Kim, in a quirky country cottage just outside Portland, Oregon. We’re sharing our lives with four beasts: three cats and a dog.

I’m actively working on four projects.

  • I’m “re-modeling” Folded Space, this blog, which entails looking at (and fixing) every article I’ve published here over the past 20+ years. It also involves gathering the bits and pieces I’ve published at my other blogs during that time and moving that material here. Oh yeah: I’m writing new stuff here too.
  • I’m conducting the same sort of content audit at Get Rich Slowly, my money blog. My business partner, Tom, and I started with 5000 articles in the archives. We’ve whittled that 2500 articles, but there’s more to go. It’ll take us years to massage the site into something truly useful for posterity.
  • I’m slowly dipping my toes into the waters of video. In 2020, I recorded 61 short “morning musings” for the Get Rich Slowly channel on YouTube. I intend to record even more video in 2021.
  • My buddy, Jim, and I run Apex Money, a simple link curation site that shares a handful of interesting money stories each weekday.

I also dabble in other projects. From time to time, for instance, I’ll speak at financial-independence gatherings such as Camp FI or the annual F.I. chautauqua. I’ve also volunteered to help Diania Merriam organize the second EconoMe Conference, scheduled for August 2021.

In 2020, I wrote and recorded an audio-only “Introduction to Financial Independence and Early Retirement” course for Audible and The Great Courses. I completed my part of that project in early May. It’s tentatively scheduled for release in February 2021, although that date has already shifted twice.

The current coronavirus pandemic has put much of my life on hold, which I’m sure is the same with most of you. Generally, I do a lot of international travel for fun. Not right now. Generally, I attend various annual money conferences and events. Not right now. Generally, I meet with lots of readers who pass through Portland. Not right now.

In my spare time, I’ve been playing far too much Hearthstone.

Note: Although I generally decline speaking engagements, I love meeting readers and colleagues. Meeting new people is like playing the lottery of life. If you want to hang out when I pass through your town, drop me a line. I’ll probably say yes — especially if the venue involves donuts or whisky…